The numbers that begin to tell our story

Whether you're thinking of studying, working or collaborating with us, these are the facts and figures that tell the story of who we are and what we've achieved.

There's plenty more to discover beyond our rankings and statistics: visit our Why Portsmouth pages to take a closer look at what student life in the city is like, and explore our latest research work too.

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Infographic reading "Top 30 student satisfaction, national student survey 2020"
Ninety-seven point five percent of graduates working or in further study
Number one in boosting graduate salaries

Infographic reading "5,200 international and EU students from 150 countries"


Infographic reading "3,500 staff" and "31,000 students" under outlines of people
University of Portsmouth research rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'
Investing four hundred million pounds in our Estates masterplan infographic

… And that's not all

  • 1 in 4: we were one of only four universities in the south east to receive the highest 'Gold' rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework
  • 45-55: our ratio of female and male students
  • £5.9 million: the amount offered each year in bursaries and hardship funds to our students
  • 1869: the date of our earliest incarnation

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